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Obesity and breast cancer — Association even more relevant in males?

  • Djordje S. Popovic
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    Corresponding author at: Clinical Center of Vojvodina, Hajduk Veljkova 1, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia. Tel.: +381 63551606, +381 214843758; fax: +381 21525081.
    Affiliations
    Clinic for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders, Clinical Center of Vojvodina, Medical Faculty, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
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  • Lazar S. Popovic
    Affiliations
    Clinic for Medical Oncology, Institute for Oncology of Vojvodina, Sremska Kamenica, Medical Faculty, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
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Published:December 16, 2015DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2015.11.024
      Male breast cancer (MBC) is a rare disease. It accounts for a less than 1% of total malignant diseases and for a less than 1% of all breast cancer cases [
      • Popovic L.
      • Trifunovic J.
      • Pesic J.
      • Matovina-Brko G.
      • Kolarov-Bjelobrk I.
      • Memisevic N.
      • et al.
      Male breast cancer in the era of modern therapies: Serbian single centre experience report.
      ]. Besides the fact that it is much less frequent than a female breast cancer (FBC), MBC is a disease that deserves a full attention of the whole society. Although global incidence of MBC of around 8000 cases [
      • Ferlay J.
      • Bray F.
      • Steliarova-Foucher E.
      • Forman D.
      Cancer incidence in five continents, CI5plus.
      ] is still relatively low, the rise in the incidence from 0.86 to 1.08 per 100000 in twenty five year period (from 1973 to 1998) [
      • Giordano S.
      • Cohen D.
      • Buzdar A.
      • Perkins G.
      • Hortobagyi G.
      Breast carcinoma in men: a population-based study.
      ] and the increment in the lifetime risk of getting MBC to 1 in 1000 [
      • American Cancer Society
      Cancer Facts & Figs. 2014.
      ] in the United States of America, should raise the awareness of MBC among all health care professionals.

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